Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some Things Never Change

When I started my photography business thirty-four years ago, I developed a reputation for angelic photographs of children barefooted on a white background.  This was incredibly popular, because when you're a child, it's the only time your feet look good in your life.  There is so much body language expressed in the hands and feet.  Just look at this photograph of the Diamond children taken some fifteen years ago, and each has their own definite personality.  You can separate the children and each would stand alone as their individual portrait.  This 'Blues Brothers' skit was great fun to do with them as little children, and when they came many years later, they were so enthusiastic about recreating the image.  Being engaged with your subjects like this is so much fun, and having the opportunity to photograph them over the years like this is one of the most satisfying aspects of being a portrait photographer.  I particularly feel enriched with this happens.  There is nothing more enjoyable than photographing children and watching them grow over the years.  

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